Movie Night

Movie Night

In late summer 2009, I wrote a freelance article about four new hotels opening in New York City that fall. At this particular point in my career, I had covered the hotel industry for a few years, and one thing I can say with absolute certainty is hotels rarely ever open on time. So my week of touring these four spaces was spent, essentially, walking through construction sites—which isn’t that much fun in high heels. When I finally got to Crosby Street Hotel—the last stop on my voyage—I was pleasantly surprised. I visited not long before its grand opening and besides placing a few finishing touches here and there, the hotel seemed remarkably ready to accept its first guest. I have to say, this is a really cool space in SoHo. I loved how no two guest rooms looked alike. The interior design was amazing—a mixture of fabrics, colors and unique artwork. What I remember the most vividly was the large wooden Dodo bird sculpture above the hotel’s bar. Three years later, Crosby Street Hotel is still going strong. You can check out the space this weekend at the hotel’s Sunday Night Film Club (open to hotel guests and the public). Crosby Street has a 99-seat, state-of-the-art theater and shows everything from art house indie flicks to larger-than-life blockbusters. For $50 per person, enjoy dinner before the show or grab a cocktail and a snack for $30 per person. This Sunday, August 5th, the hotel will screen The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a comedy/drama starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel. The movie starts at 8 p.m., so don’t be late! Have a blast and let me know if the Dodo bird is still there. 79 Crosby St., btw Prince & Spring sts., 212. 226.6400, firmdalehotels.com/new-york/crosby-street-hotel

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